Anwesha Satapathy’s time at Lausanne will always be tied to her tennis career and the relationships she built while playing the game she loved so much.
“Without a doubt, I will miss my tennis team the most, Anwesha shared." It’s unfortunate that the seniors had to miss most of their last season together due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we’ve grown a lot as a team in the last few years and I’ll miss cheering each other on at the courts every day. Coach Bailey has not only helped me improve my game, but he also taught me perseverance throughout my time playing tennis at Lausanne.”
According to Anwesha, Lausanne provides an unforgettable sense of community wherever you are on campus.
“Whether I’m spending time with my friends in the senior lounge or asking a teacher questions after school, I’ve always felt like I was part of one big team,” she added.
She's made the most of her time at Lausanne, taking a variety of leadership roles. She's the Editor-in-Chief of Lausanne's literary magazine and an editor for the school newspaper. Her love of writing and poetry has led to her publishing a book of poetry, co-writing and co-illustrating the work. She won multiple awards, including second place in the National Spanish Examination in 2017, Excellence in Spanish II HL that same year, and first place at the 2019 Wordsmith Writing Olympics. Anwesha's earned a place in the National Honor Society, and honor societies for History, Science, English and Quill and Scroll as well.
In her free time, she tutors younger students and has been a volunteer at Methodist University Hospital, underscoring her passion for the medical field. That passion has been fostered at Lausanne, where she's the co-president of Lausanne's Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA) chapter, a position she earned after working as the secretary for the organization. After earning second place in HOSA's state competition, she qualified for nationals. Her interest in medical research led her to become a visiting scholar for the Feinstein Research Institute, a summer internship program that provides students with an opportunity to explore careers in medical research.
While Anwesha is currently undecided about where she will attend college she has been accepted to William & Mary, Lehigh, Hamilton and Hofstra to name a few. As for what she plans on majoring in once she heads out for college, she’s been leaning toward pursuing medicine. Over the last few years, she has been interning with a dermatologist which has helped solidify her decision to choose a premedical track in college.
Anwesha is adamant when she says that Lausanne has prepared her for the future because of the opportunities she’s been given to open up and communicate her ideas with others, as well as working collaboratively to reach a common goal.
“Through my years at Lausanne, both my confidence and leadership skills have grown tremendously and have allowed me to be excited for what the future may hold, as I know I’ll be able to take on any challenge that comes my way,” she added.
“My favorite thing about Lausanne is how easy it is to communicate with my teachers. Since the first day of Upper School, we have always been encouraged to reach out to our teachers with any problems we may have, and I’ve found the accessibility of my teachers to be an essential part of my personal growth in the past four years.”
From sports to academics to club activities Anwesha took full advantage of her time as a Lausanne Lynx and we wish her well in all of her future endeavors.
Anwesha Satapathy '20 with a group of Lausanne tennis players.